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by Ric_C
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tarky on the move?
Replies: 140
Views: 8221

Re: Tarky on the move?

Didn’t this all start from a twitter account with only 74 followers?
by Ric_C
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Joe Hart
Replies: 51
Views: 6023

Re: Joe Hart

Expected goals prevented: Tom Heaton -3.68 Joe Hart -1.66 Nick Pope +10.66 'Using expected goal data, we can see Pope conceded 10.26 goals fewer than the average keeper facing the same quality of shots. Another stand-out statistic is that he made 52 catches - compared with the three made by Hart an...
by Ric_C
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: England v New Zealand
Replies: 586
Views: 9228

Re: England v New Zealand

One thing that I went mad about was Mark Wood coming out in all of his gear for the final ball - pads, gloves, helmet. He wasn't on strike and had no chance of being on strike (with two required to win, Eng would have won if they had run on a no ball or wide). He should have come out with the longe...
by Ric_C
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)
Replies: 2119
Views: 198861

Re: BFC TRANSFER NEWS (MUST CONTAIN LINK)

Jarrod Bowen + an athletic centre mid and we are sorted
by Ric_C
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Chris Wood
Replies: 18
Views: 3749

Re: Chris Wood

Wonder if VAR will work in his favour this season? I know everyone jokes about him being offside, but a lot of them are tight calls.
by Ric_C
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: ARTICLE: Two central defenders to choose from last ten years
Replies: 50
Views: 2250

Re: ARTICLE: Two central defenders to choose from last ten years

Ben Mee obviously

Then a toss up between Tarky and Keane. Went for Tarky in the end as he has been excellent for a longer period in the prem
by Ric_C
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: champions league final prediction
Replies: 113
Views: 2417

Re: champions league final prediction

It’s going to be 30 degrees in Madrid so I’m not sure that’s going to suit Liverpool’s pressing game
by Ric_C
Fri May 24, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Big news ? New deal for Pope
Replies: 64
Views: 4079

Re: Big news ? New deal for Pope

I’ve got a good feeling about our summer dealings. This is a statement
by Ric_C
Wed May 15, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bid for Jay then?
Replies: 54
Views: 4303

Re: Bid for Jay then?

Let’s not waste time by dealing with WBA ever again should be Mike Rigg’s first remit
by Ric_C
Tue May 14, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Top 3 managers you have NOT enjoyed watching Burnley under ?
Replies: 47
Views: 1798

Re: Top 3 managers you have NOT enjoyed watching Burnley under ?

tarkys_ears wrote:Laws, Howe, Dyche.

I don't care where we are at the moment, Dyche's football is the worst to watch.


Hmmm
by Ric_C
Mon May 13, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anyone seen this man ?
Replies: 55
Views: 4304

Re: Anyone seen this man ?

I'm not one of these who is clamouring for Vydra to get more minutes all the time, but even I was genuinely baffled as to why Crouch came on ahead of him on Sunday.
by Ric_C
Mon May 13, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: REPORT: Arsenal take the points yet again
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: REPORT: Arsenal take the points yet again

pretty meaningless match, but somehow Arsenal still managed to wind me up. Think it's in their DNA for some reason to be annoying. As for Matteo Guendouzi, what an arse he is
by Ric_C
Mon May 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton sack Hughton
Replies: 113
Views: 6659

Re: Brighton sack Hughton

Big season next year for them.

They have bought a LOT of players in, most who have flopped.

Murray is 37 and can't continue forever.

Hopefully they will self implode
by Ric_C
Sun May 12, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: CT sums up our season in the " Grauniad " ...
Replies: 22
Views: 2173

Re: CT sums up our season in the " Grauniad " ...

Good shot stopper, but total refusal to come off his line plus being poor at shots from distance is a bad combo for a keeper in a side such as ours
by Ric_C
Sun May 12, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hopes for next season
Replies: 57
Views: 2796

Re: Hopes for next season

Buy a couple of players with real quality that get you out of your seat.

Behind the scenes continue to improve our youth setup and scouting network.

Finish higher than this season.

Have a good cup run
by Ric_C
Thu May 09, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Pet hates in Football
Replies: 96
Views: 2538

Re: Pet hates in Football

The group stages format in both Euro competitions. This past week has shown how amazing and exhilarating knock-out football is. Semi finals at Wembley. Diving only being punished when they successfully con a match official. Why not punish all diving? The emergence of shouty shouty pundits such as Ch...
by Ric_C
Wed May 08, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Game of Thrones on NOW TV
Replies: 290
Views: 9579

Re: Game of Thrones on NOW TV

Really enjoying it so far. It's such a shame it has to end.

Also it's a massive shame that the last 2 seasons have been condensed into 13 episodes, could do with a lot more fleshing out, but I guess they had budget considerations :(

There is a LOT to fit in in the last two episodes
by Ric_C
Tue May 07, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Your Premier League Team of the Season
Replies: 31
Views: 1438

Re: Your Premier League Team of the Season

Allison

Trent Alexander Arnold
Van Dijk
Laporte
Robertson

Hazard
Maddison
Kante
Mane

Aguero
Sterling
by Ric_C
Tue May 07, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Vydra article in LET
Replies: 18
Views: 2803

Re: Vydra article in LET

What is this obsession with playing Vydra?

Our two strikers have a very good conversion rate for this level, and since xmas have been one of the main contributors in keeping us up.
by Ric_C
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: BFC in the Community - MoTD video
Replies: 11
Views: 1217

Re: BFC in the Community - MoTD video

SD putting the feelers out for Tripps' return :)
by Ric_C
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who is Driscoll Glennon?
Replies: 38
Views: 4068

Re: Who is Driscoll Glennon?

Saw him warming up during the shooting drill and he absolutely leathered two piledrivers past Pope. So if anything he’s got a good shot on him
by Ric_C
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: If Dyche pulls this one off...
Replies: 22
Views: 2381

Re: If Dyche pulls this one off...

In a way, we needed a season like this one. Last season was great, but i feel complacency set in because of it. What this season has shown is that minor tweaks to the team plus loss of form can result in long win-less runs in this league. It has also shown beyond doubt, that Dyche knows what he is d...
by Ric_C
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lowton or Bardsley on Sunday?
Replies: 30
Views: 1944

Re: Lowton or Bardsley on Sunday?

Either of them will be up against Sane, which could be our weak area of the pitch. I don't envy that job much
by Ric_C
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is an end of season “ mini” clearout on the cards ?
Replies: 61
Views: 3700

Re: Is an end of season “ mini” clearout on the cards ?

Definitely going / out of contract Walters, Wells, Crouch, Ward (unfortunately) Offer new contract - 1 year - Bardsley Can go if we get a decent offer Hart & Lennon and to a lesser extent Brady and Defour Vydra, I'm not sure about, perhaps he needs a full pre-season? We would then need to sign a...
by Ric_C
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Champagne banned from Cup Final changing rooms
Replies: 51
Views: 1906

Re: Champagne banned from Cup Final changing rooms

At the end of the 1 day series last year in Cricket, the England players celebrated with Champagne while Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali just stood to the side away from it all just for that moment, then they joined in the celebrations afterwards. Not sure why they just can't do that?
by Ric_C
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Todays football
Replies: 190
Views: 6355

Re: Todays football

3-0 sheff Utd :D
by Ric_C
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Alex McLeish
Replies: 34
Views: 2974

Re: Alex McLeish

Step forward...Owen Coyle
by Ric_C
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brighton vs Cardiff
Replies: 273
Views: 11739

Re: Brighton vs Cardiff

Actually lolling at all their big money signings they were giving it the big one with earlier in the season, have turned out to be massive flops.
by Ric_C
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Dermot Gallagher exonerates us in all pen claims!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1773

Re: Dermot Gallagher exonerates us in all pen claims!!

The VAR ruling out our goal is a worrying one. If I was reviewing it, I'd work out that Barnes was offside and in the line of the goalkeeper. HOWEVER the trajectory of the ball from Woods head should be taken into account, as there is NO chance he would have saved it if Barnes was there or if he was...
by Ric_C
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Not to be missed 30 min documentary Netflix
Replies: 17
Views: 2280

Re: Not to be missed 30 min documentary Netflix

Jesus Christ. Just watched it. HOW dodgy was Torquay’s equaliser? From a Crewe point of view that is. Never seen that goal before
by Ric_C
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: the overturned penalty
Replies: 40
Views: 2898

Re: the overturned penalty

Soon summary he should have said “I can’t believe a linesman from 75 yards away had the temerity to see with his eyes, and allow the correct decision to be made”
by Ric_C
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Mike Dean
Replies: 21
Views: 1783

Re: Mike Dean

Apart from the obvious blip in the derby, he’s usually pretty good for us. Also remember Blackwell before the playoffs coming out in the media moaning that Dean never gives them anything. That backfired in the final. Then this week Colin does the same regarding refs in general. Probably the best ref...
by Ric_C
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Match of the Day
Replies: 98
Views: 5458

Re: Match of the Day

How can you not see that Gunnarsson pushes him in the back, and if you do see him push him over how can it be a pen? From my POV in the bob lord, the Gunnarson one was an obvious push by the Cardiff player. For some reason, motd never showed it from that angle. If he’d have given a pen for that I’d...
by Ric_C
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Final wish this season.
Replies: 50
Views: 3023

Re: Final wish this season.

I think we have a chance against them. Really hope Barnes sticks one on that Greek guy
by Ric_C
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: So, Cardiff or Brighton for the Drop?
Replies: 64
Views: 4258

Re: So, Cardiff or Brighton for the Drop?

Brighton every day. Colin has always been a pantomime villain. Brighton’s fans are the worst
by Ric_C
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: New Corner Stands
Replies: 451
Views: 33057

Re: New Corner Stands

it's taken longer to build these than both of our new stands in 1995/96!
by Ric_C
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who should leave in the Summer ?
Replies: 38
Views: 2205

Re: Who should leave in the Summer ?

JBG, Defour are only on this list due to their injury records.

Brady to a lesser extent, but it might be worth letting him fully recover this summer as his was a bad injury.

I think one of the things we should have learned from this season, is that we can't afford to carry injury prone players.
by Ric_C
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who should we keep (at all cost) for next season?
Replies: 28
Views: 1161

Re: Who should we keep (at all cost) for next season?

Keep at all costs:
McNeil
Westwood
Taylor (his improvement has been staggering)
Heaton & Pope

Like to keep
Tarky
Mee
Barnes
Wood

All the rest can be improved on, even with our limited budget
by Ric_C
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Transfer Targets
Replies: 163
Views: 15763

Re: Transfer Targets

Jarrod Bowen is a player we should try for. And hopefully a few gems from Europe

Che Adams would be a good buy.

We need to break the bank for a centre mid to play alongside Westwood, ideally someone with a physical presence.
by Ric_C
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MOTD
Replies: 53
Views: 4863

Re: MOTD

Garth Crooks does have the comedy value though. It’s an actual relief when Ince manages to finish a sentence
by Ric_C
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: An independent review of our finances for 2017/2018
Replies: 22
Views: 1365

Re: An independent review of our finances for 2017/2018

Still pretty gobsmacked that our wage bill is so high, and at comparable levels to Brighton and Watford
by Ric_C
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Never has the ‘one game at a time’ mantra read more true...
Replies: 34
Views: 2636

Re: Never has the ‘one game at a time’ mantra read more true...

cricketfieldclarets wrote:Absolutely agree.

The prize is the goal of our labours.

Arte Et Labore.


stultus puer es! ;)
by Ric_C
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Anyone else thinking of NOT renewing next season?
Replies: 203
Views: 6328

Re: Anyone else thinking of NOT renewing next season?

After reading 4 pages of this I’m seriously worried about the delusions of some of our so called ‘supporters’ Oh and as soon as you start talking about ‘the product on show’ you are a customer, not a fan, and definitely not a supporter. This premier league lark isn’t meant to be easy you know. Just ...
by Ric_C
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Relegation is imminent
Replies: 145
Views: 7664

Re: Relegation is imminent

Looking at Cardiff’s fixtures, they now play only one game (Chelsea at home) in a month, before playing us. Let’s hope they are undercooked by the time we play them. Then after that they have a fixture pile up. We really ballsed up not even getting a point from the Leicester game, as Cardiff would h...
by Ric_C
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Be proud we are still punching way above weight
Replies: 86
Views: 2283

Re: Be proud we are still punching way above weight

If you think the only reason we didn't win was because of a penalty decision, then you need to pay more attention at what's going on. Liverpool, struggling to beat Fulham - soft penalty - win Man City, struggling to beat a championship team, -soft penalty, offside goal - win Burnley, struggling to ...
by Ric_C
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Why wasn’t Taylor booked?
Replies: 25
Views: 2277

Re: Why wasn’t Taylor booked?

the lino on the Bob Lord has a lot to answer for, as from my viewpoint (which is a similar angle to his) you could definitely tell there was contact and he had been clipped. Watching the handball on motd, and it was very similar to the Southampton game. Why one is given and the other not, who knows?...
by Ric_C
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A different view on yesterday’s defeat
Replies: 33
Views: 1768

Re: A different view on yesterday’s defeat

you can hit the bar 5 times miss three open goals and have 0 shots on target or you could hit 5 long rangers straight at the keeper and have 5 shots on target.

We created enough to win the game, we just didn’t take them. The soft goals we are conceding is much more of an issue for me
by Ric_C
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: When is a Penalty a Penalty
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: When is a Penalty a Penalty

We have been pretty shafted with penalty decisions this season. Think Cardiff have had a few bad ones as well. What annoys me is that if that was at any of the big 6 at home, Oliver gives that every day, that’s what’s most annoying
by Ric_C
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bye bye Dyche or buy buy Dyche
Replies: 66
Views: 3362

Re: Bye bye Dyche or buy buy Dyche

Few points. I wasn’t happy with a few things yesterday,mainly our laboured build up play and two abject performances from our front two. For the most part we did keep spreading the play trying to work the space, however the final ball was lacking. I’m not sure about this bizarre notion of 4 defender...

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